Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial
An Innovative, Hands-On Experience in the Law
Mock trial is an innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities. Every year hundreds of New Mexico teenagers and their teacher advisors and attorney coaches spend the better part of the school year researching, studying and preparing a hypothetical courtroom trial involving issues that are important and interesting to young people.
2016 Joseph J. Mullins Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Marion Maillard, Joseph J. Mullins Scholarship Recipient!
Biography of Marion Maillard:
Ms. Maillard was born and raised in France. She moved to New Mexico in 2010 after receiving a Master’s in Economics from the Université Pierre Mendès-France. After settling in Albuquerque, she became a Real Estate Broker and worked as a buyer’s and seller’s broker for four years, before realizing that my favorite part of the job was representing clients and negotiating contracts. She proudly became a US citizen in 2014, and started contemplating the idea of applying to Law School, but was afraid of studying for the LSAT, and of potentially being rejected. In December 2015, she finally mustered the courage to study for the LSAT and applied to UNM School of Law in early 2015. She was admitted a couple of months later, and started Law School in August 2015. She has since loved every second of my journey, no matter how challenging it has been at times. Albuquerque is her home, and the community she wants to serve after she graduates in May 2018. She plans on practicing criminal or family law.
2016 UM Rose Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Jessica Perez, UM Rose Scholarship Recipient!
Biography of Jessica Perez:
Ms. Perez came to the University of New Mexico School of Law from Hobbs, New Mexico. Applying to law school was a suggestion made to her by her favorite undergraduate professor after explaining to him how important change in the law for LGBTQ individuals really was to her. She graduated from NMSU with a degree in Sociology and a minor in public law. Following graduation from law school, she hopes to pursue a career in children's law while still keeping in mind LGBTQ law and policy.
About The Center for Civic Values
CCV was founded originally in 1962 as the New Mexico Bar Foundation and is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational corporation. Our offices are in Albuquerque, New Mexico; we have program activities throughout the state; and, our educational materials are used in classrooms and mock trial programs across the country.
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